Last-Minute Food Plots: It’s Not Too Late


Where did the summer go? I can’t wait until opening day. I’ll bet you can’t, either.

I wanted to set up a food plot near my remote deer stand on top of a mountain. If you’re like me, this announcement is a life saver for the procrastinating deer hunter who wants the attraction of great whitetail groceries, yet didn’t get around to planting those seeds in the ground. I’ve used this seed in previous years and have found that it sprouts well and holds deer even through the late muzzleloading season, when anything green is a deer magnet. Most of all, this seed in inexpensive, so you can get enough to plant almost any remote patch for about $30. The seed is designed to be planted without heavy equipment, even hand tools, and the plants need only 3–4 hours of sunlight to grow. Here’s the deal.

<pSometimes, the best spots for food plots can be the toughest places to maneuver heavy equipment. If you can get there by 4-wheeler or foot and the area gets 3 to 4 hours of sunlight a day, Imperial No-Plow can give you a hardy, fast-growing crop of highly nutritious and attractive forage. No-Plow is a high-protein annual that can provide up to 9 months of attraction and nutrition for optimal deer growth and antler development — and preparation can be done with as little as hand tools.

  • Includes specially selected cereal grains, annual clovers, brassica, radish and lettuce
  • Highly attractive annual forage specifically designed for areas hard to access with farming equipment (logging roads, remote clearings, etc.)
  • Can be planted either in a fully prepared seedbed, or with minimal ground preparation sufficient to establish good seed-to-soil contact
  • Extremely drought and cold tolerant
  • Establishes quickly and grows rapidly
  • Tolerates as little as only 3–4 hours of broken or filtered sunlight a day